Reuniting with his director from the hit film, The Bucket List, Morgan Freeman plays Monte Wildhorn, a famous Western novelist whose struggle with alcoholism has sapped his passion for writing. He takes a lakeside cabin for the summer in picturesque Belle Isle, and befriends the family next door--an attractive single mom (Virginia Madsen) and her young daughters--who help him find inspiration again.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
A pastel-colored, embroidered wall-hanging of a drama directed by Rob Reiner.Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 07.04.2012
Shaggily sentimental and a few spells short of enchantment.John Anderson, Variety, 07.02.2012
It has some heartfelt performances and a nice, nondescript vibe, but it's largely unmemorable.Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 07.05.2012
It's predictably ironic that The Magic of Belle Isle champions the unparalleled power of imagination while displaying absolutely none of its own.Nick Schager, Village Voice, 07.03.2012